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Glorious Sunsets Seen from Home on the Beautiful Chain O'Lakes

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Street view of lake home with attached 2.5 car garage with ample parking.

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Last updated: 11/10/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Fox Lake house description

This newly constructed home which won the Architectural Crystal Key Award in Chicago is truly a unique site on the Chain O'Lakes. It's perfectly situated at the top of the Chain on Lake Catherine with spring fed waters reaching 45' deep and is accessible to over 10 adjacent lakes and channels by boat or car.

Built in 2011, this 5000 SF, 4 level home has spectacular western lake views. The main floor offers open space flowing from the panoramic great room with 60' HDTV and gas fireplace to the fully equipped kitchen sporting state of the art appliances and large seating area opens up to the screened in porch comfortably sitting a family after a fun-filled day on the water. A few steps up the beautiful staircase you'll find 2 private bedrooms next to a marble-tiled full bathroom. The first bedroom boasts a double bunk bed along with a pullout out couch fitted with a featherbed for comfort. The second bedroom is designed with a full featherbed mattress nestled into a fun alcove along with a twin bed. Back down the hallway, around the corner and up a few more stairs, you'll find the secluded private master suite. It features a King size bed with down comforter, entertainment system, large sumptuous master bath with a rain shower and air bubble bath spa along with a private balcony overlooking the stunning sunsets of Lake Catherine.

Venturing to the walkout level of the home, you'll find a large entertainment room with bar and 60' HDTV. A private suite in itself, this floor also encompasses a private bedroom with queen bed and is adjacent to another room equipped with a queen and twin bed outfit. In addition, there is a lovely bathroom tiled in travertine providing a spa-like experience. Outside the 10' tall 4 piece sliding glass door, you'll find yet another outdoor experience with a fire pit and lounging chairs for late night s'more roasting. Each bedroom along with the main living area and lower level entertainment room is equipped with its own HDTV sound system. The whole house is wired with Direct TV and High speed internet. Comfortably sleeping 10 people, this home still offers a cozy, inviting, kick your shoes off type of atmosphere. In addition to all the outdoor equipment available such as paddle board, single and double kayak, bocce ball, baggo, croquet, firepit, swing set, sandbox, fishing gear...there is also plenty to do indoor with cabinets chocked full of entertaining games, movie choices and good books to snuggle up and read.

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Property Type

  • 4 story
  • House
  • 5000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Must be 30 years of age to rent....moreless

              • Children Welcome:

                Ideal for families with children....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                No smoking allowed; owner has asthma....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed:

                No pets, owners children have allergies....moreless

              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

              • Bedroom 2: 1 sleep sofa /futon, 1 bunk bed

                2 Full-size bunk mattresses; sofa sleeper with featherbed....moreless

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

                MB Suite..King bed w/down comforter and HDTV. ...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

                Double bed alcove accessed w/small ladder. Fun for kids....moreless

              • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

                Lower level bedroom adjacent to full bath....moreless

              • Bedroom 5: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

                Spacious lower level sleeping area adjacent to a bedroom....moreless

              • 5 Private sleeping quarters.

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              • Master Bathroom: toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub

                Serene spa-like Bathroom in Master Suite with a rain shower....moreless

              • Upper Level Bathroom: toilet, shower

                Adjacent to 2 bedrooms with double sink basin....moreless

              • Lower Level Bathroom: toilet, shower

                Adjacent to 2 bedrooms in lower leve....moreless

              • Powder Room Main Level: toilet

                Located on Main floor near great room and kitchen....moreless

              • Each spacious bathroom is beautifully appointed and outfitted in travertine or marble....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Treasure trove of books....moreless

              • DVD Player:

                Blu Ray player services Great Room and Lower Level....moreless

              • Games:

                A large variety of board games for every age, baggo, bocce ball, Legos, Texas Hold'em....moreless

              • Music Library:

                Pandora and Satellite stations....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Whole House Direct TV satellite with Netflix and Pandora available, however, the purchase of movies is not permitted....moreless

              • Stereo:

                State of the Art stereo system with surround sound in rooms. Speakers in outdoor screen porch....moreless

              • Television:

                Great Room 60' HDTV Lower Level 60'HDTV Master Bedroom 46' HDTV Guest Bedroom 46' HDTV Guest Bedroom 40' HDTV...moreless

              • Toys
              • Video Games:

                Play Station 3...moreless

              • Video Library

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Spa
              • Sports & Activities

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Theme Parks
              • Water Parks

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Miniature Golf
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Paddle Boating
              • Shopping
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Lake View
              • Lakefront
              • Water View:

                Enjoy panoramic Western Sunsets...moreless

              • Waterfront

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Ice Skating
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Pier Fishing
              • Sailing
              • Skiing
              • Snowboarding
              • Snowmobiling
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Water Tubing

              Dining

              • Dining:

                Dining table seats 7 and is adjacent to the kitchen and Great Room which seats 9 more....moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 16 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                Whole house central a/c with 3 separate zones....moreless

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Fireplace:

                Gas fireplace in Great Room. Fireplace is not operational from April through October....moreless

              • Garage:

                Attached garage holds 2 additional vehicles....moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                Whole house central heating w/3 separate zones. Radian heat in lower level and Master Bath....moreless

              • Internet:

                High Speed WIFI...moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided:

                Complete linens for each bed....moreless

              • Living Room:

                Main floor Great Room seats 7 guests comfortably with gorgeous views of the lake. Fireplace and 60' HDTV. Lower level living area features a wet bar, sectional couch seating 6 and 60' HDTV....moreless

              • Parking:

                Parking for 3 cars in driveway....moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                Bath towels and beach towels provided....moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Laundry room in the Master Suite wing. Laundry detergent provided....moreless

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Pantry Items:

                Stocked with condiments, spices, paper towels and toilet paper....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Filtered water and ice dispenser....moreless

              • Stove:

                6 burner range with griddle....moreless

              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Balcony:

                Private retreat off the Master Bedroom with 2 chaise lounges and glass railing overlooking lake....moreless

              • Bicycles:

                Mountain bikes....moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                Lower level terrace with lake views comfortable seating around a firepit....moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                1 double kayak, 1 single, kayak 1 paddle board and life jackets...moreless

              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                Spacious screened porch with stunning views of the lake, seating 7, speakers, lighting and ceiling fan....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Large lawn facing lake between the seawall and house....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Ski & Snowboard:

                Ski and snowboard rentals can be found at Wilmot Mountain Ski Resort less thas 10 minutes from the house....moreless

              • Water Sports Gear:

                life jacktes, fishing poles Boats and jet skis can be locally rented; or bring your own and anchor off the pier; subject to owner approval....moreless

              House Cleaning

                  • Housekeeper Optional
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Mid-Season/Non-Holiday
                  Oct 27 - Dec 31, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $625
                  Low Season
                  Jan 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $575
                  My Standard Rate
                  4 night min stay
                  $675 $725
                  Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                  • Property Damage Protection $69
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
                  • cleaning Fee $160
                  • Taxes Included

                  Notes:

                  *Deposit monies are NOT refundable unless Lessor can re-rent he home for the same dates and rental amount.

                  *Only guests on Rental Agreement are permitted on property; 24 hr on-site manager reports infractions. Violations are subject to immediate eviction; no refund of monies.

                  *Absolutely no loud noises disrupting neighbors.


                  Cancellation policy:

                  Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                  Last updated: 11/10/2014
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                  Location

                  35 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  O'Hare and Milwaukee
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Downtown Antioch Metra to Chicago

                  Car: Recommended

                  Our home located at the top of the Chain O' Lakes on Lake Catherine serves as an aquatic mecca for summer leisure auch as boating, skiing, tubing, kayaking, fishing, paddle boarding and cruising; while hunting, skiing, tubing, ice fishing and snowmobiling abound during the winter months. Less than an hour from Chicago and Milwaukee, it makes the ideal destination for a long weekend of relaxation or a full week of fun-filled adventure.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2011

                  About the owner: My husband and 3 children have enjoyed Lake Catherine since 2005. We built our dream lake house in 2011 and have entertained numerous friends and families throughout the years capturing lots of beautiful family memories.

                  Why the Owner Chose Fox Lake:
                  The western sunsets are stunning over the tranquil lake. Its location is easy to get to from Chicago and affords city dwellers some relaxing moments chilling on a lounge chair or adventurous times enjoying water sports. Situated at the top of the Chain O'Lakes, we have the deepest freshest water and less boat traffic than other areas.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  The layout of the home is conducive to large family gatherings in open inviting areas or several private retreats in separate wings of the home or 3 outdoor living environments with breathtaking views of the sparkling lake, majestic oak trees and abundant wildlife.


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                  Speaks: english

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                  Photos

                  • Street view of lake home with attached 2.5 car garage with ample parking.

                    Street view of lake home with attached 2.5 car garage with ample parking.

                  • The great room has breathtaking views of the lake, gas fireplace and HDTV.

                    The great room has breathtaking views of the lake, gas fireplace and HDTV.

                  • Dine out or enjoy cooking in this fully equipped gourmet kitchen.

                    Dine out or enjoy cooking in this fully equipped gourmet kitchen.

                  • Adjacent dining area seats additional 7 guests; note easy access to the porch.

                    Adjacent dining area seats additional 7 guests; note easy access to the porch.

                  • Hallway leading up to 2 separate suites stocked with various books to read.

                    Hallway leading up to 2 separate suites stocked with various books to read.

                  • Master Bath with 1-way windows viewing the lake; private commode and jetted tub.

                    Master Bath with 1-way windows viewing the lake; private commode and jetted tub.

                  • Room sleeps 6 comfortably in double bunk bed and feather bed sleeper couch w/TV.

                    Room sleeps 6 comfortably in double bunk bed and feather bed sleeper couch w/TV.

                  • Shower room, commode and sink area all separated by pocket doors for privacy.

                    Shower room, commode and sink area all separated by pocket doors for privacy.

                  • Outdoor acces from lower level to an intimate conversation area with a fire pit.

                    Outdoor acces from lower level to an intimate conversation area with a fire pit.

                  • Lower level bathroom with walk-in shower beautifully designed with travertine.

                    Lower level bathroom with walk-in shower beautifully designed with travertine.

                  • Water toys available to our guests can be launched directly off the pier.

                    Water toys available to our guests can be launched directly off the pier.

                  • Lakeside view; notice MB porch above screened porch and lower level porch.

                    Lakeside view; notice MB porch above screened porch and lower level porch.

                  • Another view of room adjacent to kitchen, note open balcony off the MB Suite.

                    Another view of room adjacent to kitchen, note open balcony off the MB Suite.

                  • Two large islands comfortably seats 9 people to keep the chefs company.

                    Two large islands comfortably seats 9 people to keep the chefs company.

                  • Relax in the screen porch, take a nap, read a book or enjoy the evening sunsets.

                    Relax in the screen porch, take a nap, read a book or enjoy the evening sunsets.

                  • Master bedroom with memory foam King bed, HDTV and outdoor balcony facing lake.

                    Master bedroom with memory foam King bed, HDTV and outdoor balcony facing lake.

                  • Master Bath spacious travertine shower w/2 shower heads for a spa experience.

                    Master Bath spacious travertine shower w/2 shower heads for a spa experience.

                  • Upper level bathroom double basin laid in soapstone and tumbled marble floors.

                    Upper level bathroom double basin laid in soapstone and tumbled marble floors.

                  • Large lower level entertainment area w/HDTV is stocked full of games.

                    Large lower level entertainment area w/HDTV is stocked full of games.

                  • One of 2 lower level sleeping areas with a Queen size bed and down comforter.

                    One of 2 lower level sleeping areas with a Queen size bed and down comforter.

                  • View of Lake Catherine from our pier from where you can fish or swim.

                    View of Lake Catherine from our pier from where you can fish or swim.

                  • After a day of fun in the sun, kick back and take in the stunning sunset.

                    After a day of fun in the sun, kick back and take in the stunning sunset.

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                  Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

                  $575 - $725 per night (USD)
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                  5 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 10

                  View calendar: Updated 11/10/14
                  Minimum stay: 2-4 nights
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                  Member since: 2013
                  Speaks: english
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                  • Response rate: 80%
                  • Calendar last updated: 11/10/2014
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